Aberglassney

A great place to visit either on its own or as part of our "garden tour" Spectacularly set in the beautiful Tywi valley Aberglasney features one of the finest gardens in Wales. The gardens have been an inspiration to poets since 1477 and the story of Aberglasney spans many centuries, but, the house's origins are still shrouded in obscurity. As Aberglasney emerges in all its glory from centuries of neglect, it has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting garden restoration projects. The gardens have received extensive coverage in the media, both for their horticultural quality,particularly the extensive range of rare and unusual plants, and for their mysterious history which can be traced back over many centuries. The ten acres of the Aberglasney gardens contain six different spaces including three walled gardens. At their heart of the gardens is an Elizabethan/Jacobean cloister and parapet walk, now fully restored and an unique reminder of garden architecture previously known only from the history books. Abandoned for 50 years with the Mansion and Garden overgrown and crumbling, the restoration of Aberglasney is one of the country's most remarkable garden projects. Explore the ancient formal garden with its pools, parapets and cloisters and then the surroundinggardens, a renowned plants man's paradise including the award-winning Ninfarium; a unique indoor garden filled with exotics from around the world. Through the summer season Aberglasney hosts art and craft exhibitions in the Mansion as well as several concerts and plays. There is the much acclaimed Gardeners' Cafe overlooking the Pool Garden which serves hot and cold food through out the day, as well as a high quality Gift Shop and Plant Sales Area. Aberglasney is open every day of the year (except Christmas Day). "

Opening Hours are as follows:
Apr to Sep 10am to 6pm (last admission 5pm)
Oct to Mar 10.30am to 4pm (last admission 3pm)

Address Llangathen,
Carmarthenshire,
SA32 8QH
Email: info@aberglasney.org
Web: http://www.aberglasney.org/

 

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